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No Halidays for PED Users

Two-time Cy Young award winner Roy Halladay doesn’t think Bonds and Clemens are deserving of a plaque in Cooperstown and his reason is the same one we’ve been hearing for years: no PED users allowed.halladay

He not only feels that way, but he let it be known that he feels that way via social media. On his official Twitter account he posted the following; When you use PEDs you admit your not good enough to compete fairly! Our nations past time should have higher standards! No Clemens no Bonds!
— Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) January 6, 2016

As most of you reading this more than likley know already, neither Bonds or Clemens were elected into the MLB Hall of Fame as were Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza. While Clemens did receive a spike in votes in his fourth year of eligibility, he still appeared on just 45.2% of the 440 ballots cast.

Clemens wasn’t going to take Halladay’s shot sitting down, though, releasing this statement via Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston.

RogerClemens.@rogerclemens gets 45.2% of votes for HOF,up from 37.5last year.The 7time CyYoung winner issued following statement
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) January 7, 2016

So not only does Clemens defend himself, but he throws in a jab at the end alleging Halladay has been accused of using a banned substance. This back-and-forth might not be over yet.

Halladay responded Thursday, taking the high road:
I’ll let my reputation speak for itself
— Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) January 7, 2016

Clemens and Halladay were briefly teammates in Toronto in 1998. During that year Clemens won his fifth of seven career Cy Young awards and Halladay made two starts as a September call-up. But that is not the most interesting thing that could develop from this story before it is all said and done.They could also share a Hall of Fame ballot in 2019 when Halladay makes his ballot debut if Clemens isn’t elected over the next two years. At that juncture we have lots of fun possibilites. Which one of them will receive the most votes while sharing the ballot. And even if neither of them get elected on that ballot, what if Halladay recieves more consideration in his first year on the ballot than Clemens did on his first year of elligibility? I do not have a vote now for the MLB Hall of Fame, nor will I have a vote when they do eventually share a ballot. But just because Halladay took a stand and made it known would be enough for me to vote for him. Plus his numbers are not bad as well,

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